Advancing Health Rights in a Globalized World: Responding to Globalization through a Collective Human Right to Public Health

Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 35 (4):545-555 (2007)
The right to health was codified in Article 12 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as an individual right, focusing on individual health services at the expense of public health systems. This article assesses the ways in which the individual human right to health has evolved to meet collective threats to the public's health. Despite its repeated expansions, the individual right to health remains normatively incapable of addressing the injurious societal ramifcations of economic globalization, advancing individual rights to alleviate collective inequalities in underlying determinants of health. By examining modern changes to underlying determinants of health, this article concludes that responding to globalized health threats necessitates a collective right to public health
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DOI 10.1111/j.1748-720X.2007.00179.x
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